Port Vale: Keeper Chris Neal likely to miss rest of the season

Port Vale keeper Chris Neal

Port Vale goalkeeper Chris Neal is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle ligament injury.

Neal was carried off on a stretcher seven minutes from time during Saturday's 3-2 home win over Tranmere, following a challenge with Rovers defender Ian Goodison.

Stand-in Sam Johnson will play in Tuesday night's trip to Bristol City.

Development squad keeper Ryan Boot has been recalled from loan at Worcester City and will travel as back-up.

Neal has missed just nine matches for Vale since signing on a two-year contract from Shrewsbury Town in July 2012.

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